Intersolar South America is one of today's world leading exhibition series for the solar industry. This year's trade fair will take place at the Expo Center Norte focusing on photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage and solar thermal technologies. Given the increase in attention on off-grid renewables, Intersolar will address decentralised clean energy technology and business solutions in Latin America.

Building on our established partnerships with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and with Intersolar, ARE will organise and implement a half-day information and mobilisation Workshop on Off-Grid Rural Electrification on 22 August 2017 (14:00 - 17:30) to bring energy access to the next level in LAC.


14:00 – 14:15

Opening remarks - Setting the scene

  • Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, Solar Promotion International GmbH

Welcome by ARE

  • Unai Arrieta, Project Manager for Latin America & Carribean, Trama TecnoAmbiental (TTA) – ARE Member

Keynote Speech

  • Arturo D. Alarcón, Energy Specialist, IDB
14:15 – 15:00

Latin America: outlook on renewable off-grid energy

  • Arturo D. Alarcón, Energy Specialist, IDB
  • Manik M Jolly, CEO & Founder, G.R.I.D.
  • Angel Verástegui Gubler, Project Manager, EnDev - GIZ / GIZ Brazil
15:00 – 16:00

Smart Renewable Energy: Industrial Micro/Mini-Grid Concepts & Technologies / PV / Storage Systems

  • Unai Arrieta, Project Manager, Trama Tecnoambiental (TTA) 
  • Moises Labarquilla, Innovation and Operation Director, G.F.M. 
  • Miguel Fernandez Fuentes, Executive Director, Energetica 
  • Franco Canzani , Professor at the Universidad Científica del Perú 
16:00 – 17:00

Smart Renewable Energy: Industrial Micro/Mini-Grid Concepts & Technologies / PV / Storage Systems

  • Renato Oña Pólit, Renewable Energy Coordinator for the GEF-IDB-CTCN Project, Bariloche Foundation
  • Fabio Rosa, Executive Director, IDEAAS
  • Alessandra Mathyas, Analyst, WWF
  • Leidiane Mariani, Board Member, RedBioLAC
17:00 – 17:15 Closing remarks
17:15 – 18:00 Networking reception

In addition, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and ARE have expressed their interest to work together with the common objective to promote SEforALL targets. The half-day information and mobilisation workshop will also serve as a platform to collect case studies in the region for a joint publication which will address innovative business models for clean energy access (private sector) and key recommendations for best working regulatory frameworks (public sector) for Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Interested in contributing with a case study or to assist with developing key recommendations for the public sector? Contact us.

More information:

Registration: Participation costs R$100 and should be done via the Intersolar South America website HERE.

Date events
22 August 2017
São Paulo, Brazil